• Substance Abuse: Signs and Risks

    July 2, 2019
    More than 23 million people in the U.S. struggle with drug abuse each year. And about 10% of U.S. adults have had drug use health problems some time in their lives, says the National Institutes of Health. But how do you know if your alcohol or...
  • Reaching Out Can Make You Feel Better

    March 20, 2019
    Loneliness hurts. People often feel isolated or wish they had more friends. That feeling of being alone happens to people of all ages, even if they are busy and around people often. Studies show relationships are key for mental and physical wellbein...
  • Breast Cancer Complimentary Therapies Help Boost Treatment

    October 19, 2015
    Finding ways to help get women exercising as an complimentary therapy choice during – and after – breast cancer treatment can boost mood, outlook and the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Depression and Anxiety: different, yet similar

    May 28, 2019
    One in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health issue. You likely know people who are depressed or have anxiety. Some people have both. They are different health problems, but they share some warning signs. Like a medical sickness, hel...
  • Don't Take Chances with Colon Cancer - Schedule a Screening Now

    February 26, 2019
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is the third most common cancer overall. Screening...
  • Clear the Air: The Truth About E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Smoking

    November 17, 2015
    What’s vaping, and why is it so popular? Is it a healthier alternative to smoking? Is it a gateway to tobacco smoking for young people?
  • Colon Cancer Prevention and Resources

    February 25, 2019
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the most effective way to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is by getting screened. Normally, screening for colorectal cancer begins at the age of 50.
  • Protect your family, get a flu shot

    June 13, 2019
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot every year. Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting the flu. The...
  • Living with Hypertension

    March 13, 2019
    According to the Center for Disease Control about 1 of 3 U.S. adults or about 75 million (29%) people, have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension
  • Learn about Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors

    May 31, 2019
    The more you know about Type 2 diabetes, the more you will be able to take steps to prevent or delay it. If you are new to the topic, one of the first things to know is what can raise the chance of you getting the disease, called risk factors....
  • It’s time to take your medicine. Or is it?

    May 23, 2019
    If you’ve been taking medicine for a while for health problems like allergies or high blood pressure, you may not even glance at the instructions when you get it refilled. But as time goes on, you may forget an important thing about taking meds....
  • Don't Let the Seasonal Flu Get You

    July 2, 2019
    Getting a flu shot can help you stay healthy. The flu season starts in October and peaks between December and February. So if you haven’t already gotten your flu shot this year, don’t wait any longer. The Centers for Disease Control and ...
  • Fight the Flu - One Shot at a Time

    July 2, 2019
    One of the best things you can do for your health is also the easiest: Get your yearly flu shot. It protects you and others in your community. Learn more. Flu immunization.
  • Getting Your Parents Started with Medicare

    July 19, 2019
    As your parents or loved ones approach retirement or their 65th birthday they have likely started looking into their Medicare options. You probably haven’t thought much about Medicare and many people who will soon be eligible find the idea of s....
  • Listeria and Pregnancy: Erin’s Story

    August 7, 2015
    Erin was at her own baby shower when a bite of cheese sent her life and her daughter’s health into a tailspin. Although listeriosis (the illness from ingesting Listeria) is rare, pregnant women are 20 times more likely to become infected than non...